94points

Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM

54points

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

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Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
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Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM vs Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
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points
54
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Why is Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM better than Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro?

  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.8 vs4f
  • 11.7mm shorter minimum focal length
    0.3mmvs12mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Weather sealed
  • Has or is a prime lens
  • Has a metal mount
  • Is a macro lens

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro better than Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM?

  • 99.85m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.15mvs100m
  • Is a normal lens
  • 64g lighter
    561gvs625g

Miscellaneous

1.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

2.widest aperture

f/2.8

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.minimum focal length

0.3mm

12mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

6.Has focus motor
Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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